n SA Journal of Radiology - Video analysis of swallowing and speech defects : review article




Extracted from text ... Part I - Introduction, techniques and phase assessment Video swallows, or as previously performed cine swallow studies, are valuable in the sense that they render obscure images both detectable and usually identifiable. The analogy is the animal in the game park that is invisible by virtue of its camouflage among the surrounding vegetation. A slight movement by the animal will immediately betray its presence, following which identification is usually possible. Since the act of swallowing occupies only 0.40 of a second, continuous image recording allows not only the holistic aspect of the physiological mechanism but also ensures registration of ..


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